Music Files Playing From Trash

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  1. nanogirl21 macrumors 6502a

    nanogirl21

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    Is there a way to stop music files playing from trash in iTunes? If I delete a music from the "Music" folder, the file should show the little "!" icon next to it in iTunes. Currently, the song still plays. Yes, I can delete the trash, but I am not ready to do that. Thanks
     
  2. drew627 macrumors regular

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    Hahahahahahaha. Been there..

    Can't you just delete them from iTunes?
     
  3. nanogirl21 thread starter macrumors 6502a

    nanogirl21

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    Ehhh that's part of my problem.

    I am trying to manage my music. Some songs are the same song but with different tags. Since they have different tags iTunes does not recognize them as "duplicates". This makes it super hard to locate those songs true duplicates. However, I can tell what files are duplicate based on their actual file name (that iTunes does not take into consideration). I am coming from Windows so I guess I am just used to deleting a file and it becoming unusable anywhere else. I just want to delete the file and iTunes scream at me that it cannot locate the track. Even if I change the file name to "delete" or "don't use" or anything else iTunes on Mac just updates the file and plays it.
     
  4. drew627 macrumors regular

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    You'd need to delete the files for iTunes to start thinking they're dead tracks. Maybe you can move those files out of the trash and delete them using "mv -r /folder_where_you_put_the_files_that_is_otherwise_empty"? This way you can keep the stuff you have in your trash and be rid of the music files (only).
     
  5. nanogirl21 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Thanks!
     

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